Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent has had an illustrious
career, from the Amboy Dukes, to his solo career, to the
and back to being a solo artist. Many people are also probably
aware that Ted Nugent is an avid hunter and conservative Republican
activist. Also, although you wouldn't think so from his stage
antics, Ted Nugent is as straight as an arrow when it comes to drug and
Ted Nugent has been performing since 1958 and literally
touring every year since 1967. In the 60's, Nugent started out in
a band called The Amboy Dukes, a Chicago club staple. By 1973,
Nugent had moved to Michigan, and signed with Discreet Records.
Soon the Amboy Dukes were known as Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes.
Some of you will remember the 1974 release, Call of the Wild,
which featured the song "Great White Buffalo".
By 1975, Nugent had dumped the name "Amboy Dukes", and
began his solo act under his given name. Songs you may remember
from Ted's mid to late 1970's career include "Stranglehold", "Catch
Scratch Fever", "Dog Eat Dog", and "Hey Baby". In the 80's, Nugent had
several solo releases, including
Penetrator in 1984,
Little Miss Dangerous in 1986,
If You Can't Lick 'Em, Lick 'Em in 1988.
By 1989, he met with great success after founding the band Damn Yankees.
By 1995, Ted Nugent was back as a solo artist, and at the time of this
writing, was still on tour. He could also be found on various
reality shows that revolved around this knowledge of the outdoors.
The Ted Nugent Discography is currently as follows:1967: The Amboy Dukes
1968: Journey to the Center of the Mind (The Amboy Dukes)
1969: Migration (The Amboy Dukes)
1970: Marriage on the Rocks/Rock Bottom (The Amboy Dukes)
1971: Survival of the Fittest Live (The Amboy Dukes)
1973: Call of the Wild (The Amboy Dukes)
1974: Tooth, Fang & Claw (The Amboy Dukes)
1975: Ted Nugent (Solo)
1976: Free for All (Solo)
1977: Catch Scratch Fever (Solo)
1978: Weekend Warriors (Solo)
1979: State of Shock (Solo)
1980: Scream Dream (Solo)
1982: Nugent (Solo)
1984: Penetrator (Solo)
1986: Little Miss Dangerous (Solo)
1988: If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em (Solo)
1990: Damn Yankees (Damn Yankees)
1992: Don't Tread (Damn Yankees)
1995: Spirit of the Wild (Solo)
2002: Craveman (Solo)
2007: Love Grenade (Solo)